Upcoming Events

Scrabble

Friday, November 24

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Cinema 7:15: November Noir

Friday, November 24

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

A Cry in the Night (1956-75 min.). Raymond Burr stars as a mentally disturbed man who kidnaps teenager Natalie Wood.

November Noir Double Feature

Sunday, November 26

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

First, police detective Robert Douglas investigates a suicide in Homicide (1949-77 min.). After an intermission, newspaperman Wayne Morris tangles with racketeer Bruce Bennett in The House Across the Street (1949-69 min.).

Healthcare in 2018

Monday, November 27

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Samuel J Schiff, LUTCF explains how to separate fact from fiction and secure health insurance that is best suited for your small business or individual needs. Register online here or at the Library.

Cinema 7:15: November Noir

Monday, November 27

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Shadow on the Wall (1950-84 min.). Nancy Reagan plays a psychiatrist who must help a traumatized child remember the murder of her mother in order to clear her father of the crime.

Chess

Tuesday, November 28

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Cinema 7:15: November Noir

Tuesday, November 28

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

The Couch (1961-99 min.). Grant Williams stars as an icepick-wielding killer in this psychological thriller.

Cinema 7:15

Wednesday, November 29

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Natalie Wood stars with Robert Redford and Charles Bronson in This Property Is Condemned (1966-110 min.), an adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ play about life in Depression-era Missouri.

 

Cinema 7:15: November Noir

Thursday, November 30

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

In Something Wild (1961-113 min.), Carroll Baker stars as an assault survivor and Ralph Meeker as the garage mechanic who saves her from suicide. Aaron Copland supplied the score!

 

Sandwiched In

Friday, December 1

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Thomas Germano discusses the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition of Michelangelo’s drawings and sculptures, as well as his earliest painting and the model for a chapel vault.

Scrabble

Friday, December 1

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Cinema 7:15

Friday, December 1

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

The Beguiled (2017-94 min.) In Virginia during the Civil War, a wounded Union soldier (Colin Farrell) causes tensions and rivalries among the teachers and students of an all-girl school. Recommended for adults.

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

Saturday, December 2

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by career counselor Karen McKenna. Register online here or at the Library.

Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search

Saturday, December 2

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by career counselor Karen McKenna. Register online here or at the Library.

 

Time Capsule Ceremony

Sunday, December 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us to initiate new keepers and add new items. Stay for some fun with the Live TV Game Show!

Cinema 7:15

Monday, December 4

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Docs with Val Franco

Val Franco screens and discusses three documentaries this month, beginning with Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (2013-52 min.), which follows Brooks’ life and career from his time writing for Sid Caesar through his move into films.

Registration: Exercise Over 50

Tuesday, December 5

All Day

Register for the Tuesday chair class (January 2 – February 20) or Thursday mat class (January 4 – February 22). The fee of $35 is due at registration. Register at pwpl.org/events or at the Library.

Registration: Trivia Night

Tuesday, December 5

All Day

 Test your trivia smarts on Thursday, January 11 at 2 p.m. Register at pwpl.org/events or at the Library.

Chess

Tuesday, December 5

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Climate Change and Human Health

Tuesday, December 5

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr. Kenneth Spaeth speaks on how rising temperatures can contribute to extreme weather and the spread of infectious diseases. Dr. Spaeth is Division Chief of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Northwell Health. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the PWPL HAC.

Great Books 

Wednesday, December 6

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

To the Memory of My Beloved Author, Mr. William Shakespeare by Ben Jonson, and What Is an Author by Michel Foucault. Copies available at Info Desk.

 

Cinema 7:15

Wednesday, December 6

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Classic Western

Wagon Tracks (1919-69 min.). A guide vows revenge on the man who killed his brother. Silent w/piano score.

Sandwiched In

Friday, December 8

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Jim Picinich presents an overview of The New-York Historical Society exhibit JFK: American Visionary.

Scrabble

Friday, December 8

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Gary Solomon Plays Bob Dylan

Friday, December 8

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A solo acoustic performance, with a focus on John Wesley Harding.

Next Chapter

Saturday, December 9

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join a discussion of current events on the second Saturday of every month. Bring your opinions!

Craft Swap

Saturday, December 9

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet fellow crafters, find new ideas and get free materials for your next project. Donations of materials will be accepted on December 7 and 8 as well as on the day of the event.

Samuel Hasselhorn/Renate Rohlfing 

Sunday, December 10

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The baritone and pianist perform selections from Schumann, Britten and others.  MAC

Virtual Visits

Monday, December 11

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  Ines Powell presents part four of her look at Prado Museum. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

End of Year Healthcare Checklist

Monday, December 11

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Samuel J. Schiff, LUTCF offers guidance on health insurance options and how to prepare for changes. Register online here or at the Library.

Cinema 7:15

Monday, December 11

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Docs with Val Franco

Somm (2012-94 min.). With less than three hundred master sommeliers recognized internationally, the certification takes years of intense training.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Tuesday, December 12

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Conducted by St. Francis Hospital.

Chess

Tuesday, December 12

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Meet Fiona Davis

Tuesday, December 12

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The author reads from and discusses her new novel, The Address, the story of two women who find intrigue and hardship in The Dakota. Made possible by the Friends of the Library.

Medicaid Sign-Up Help

Wednesday, December 13

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Free, walk-in assistance from the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council.

Fiction Book Discussion

Wednesday, December 13

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, two young lovers are forced to abandon their home after an attack results in civil unrest. Led by Michelle Karnsomtob. Copies available at the Information Desk.

Fiction Book Discussion

Wednesday, December 13

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, two young lovers are forced to abandon their home after an attack results in civil unrest. Led by Michelle Karnsomtob. Copies available at the Information Desk.

Cinema 7:15

Thursday, December 14

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

John Bosco Presents

Before I Fall (2017-98 min.). After a fateful night, Sam (Zoey Deutch) wakes up reliving the same day over and over, and begins to question just how perfect her life really was.

Sandwiched In

Friday, December 15

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Local historian Antonia Petrash shares the stories of Long Island suffragettes, including Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, Harriet Burton Laidlaw, Katrina Ely Tiffany and Rosalie Gardiner Jones.

Scrabble

Friday, December 15

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Art of the 20th Century

Friday, December 15

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In the 1920s, the Surrealists turned to dreams and the subconscious for their imagery. Art historian Emily Folpe discusses their sometimes playful, sometimes disturbing work.

Cinema 7:15

Friday, December 15

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Wonder Woman (2017-141 min.). When American pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crashes on her remote island and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana (Gal Gadot), an Amazonian warrior-in-training, leaves home to fight with him in World War I, discovering her full powers and true destiny. Rated PG-13.

Just Sixties

Sunday, December 17

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 This long-running Long Island band plays a varied selection of rock and pop hits from the ‘60s.

Afternoon on Broadway

Monday, December 18

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

 

Prof. James Kolb discusses The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera of mistaken identity, featuring hilarious wordplay and gorgeous melodies. 3 p.m. MAC

Selling on eBay

Monday, December 18

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cheryl Westerfeld teaches you how to set up an account, list items, and make successful sales on eBay. Register online here or at the Library.

Cinema 7:15

Monday, December 18

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Docs with Val Franco

Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery (2014-93 min.) looks at Wolfgang Beltracchi, who fooled the world of high-priced art for decades. In German and English with subtitles.

Chess

Tuesday, December 19

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

SoundSwap

Tuesday, December 19

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Medicine Fish

Medicine Fish evokes the trippy nature of The Grateful Dead, the groove of Bob Marley, the wild lyricism of Pink Floyd, the quirky jams of Phish, and the harmony-driven folk of Fleet Foxes.

Great Books

Wednesday, December 20

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Rappaccini’s Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Vivisection by Claude Bernard. Copies available at the Information Desk.

Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run

Wednesday, December 20

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tony Traguardo and Keith Klang present a multimedia book talk focusing on Springsteen’s autobiography, Born to Run, enhanced by rare footage from throughout his career.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, December 20

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The public is welcome.

3rd Thursdays at 3

Thursday, December 21

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  Marc Kopman, Adjunct Professor of Art History at LIU, discusses the artist Judith Leyster.  AAC

Cinema 7:15: Family Film

Thursday, December 21

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

The Lego Batman Movie (2017-104 min.). Can Lego Batman (Will Arnett) save Gotham City from a gang of super-criminals? This animated action comedy features the voices of Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes.

Sandwiched In

Friday, December 22

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Art historian Michael Norris explores what may have been served at a festive winter meal in ancient Rome, circa 800 BC.

Scrabble

Friday, December 22

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Cinema 7:15

Friday, December 22

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

The Big Sick (2017-120 min.). Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) and Emily (Zoe Kravitz) fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail must face his true feelings. Nanjiani wrote this true story with his wife, producer Emily V. Gordon. Recommended for adults.

Holiday hours

Sunday, December 24

All Day

The Library is closed.

Holiday hours

Monday, December 25

All Day

The Library is closed.

Chess

Tuesday, December 26

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHESS. Join us for a game!

Cinema 7:15

Tuesday, December 26

7:15 pm

Baby Driver (2017-112 min.). Coerced into working as a getaway driver, Baby (Ansel Elgort) finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. Recommended for adults.

Digital Privacy for the Perplexed

Wednesday, December 27

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Concerned about your digital privacy, staying safe online, and how to keep your devices secure? A panel of experts will share best practices and explain current digital dangers. Questions are encouraged!

Cinema 7:15

Wednesday, December 27

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Nocturnal Animals (2016-116 min.). A gallery owner (Amy Adams) is haunted by her ex-husband’s (Jake Gyllenhaal) novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale. Recommended for adults.

Cinema 7:15

Thursday, December 28

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

On Woodrow Wilson’s birthday, we screen the docudrama Wilson (1944-153 min.), starring Alexander Knox.

Sandwiched In

Friday, December 29

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Vivian Gordon explores the work of Vermeer and other 17th century Dutch masters, the subject of a current exhibit at the National Gallery of Art.

Scrabble

Friday, December 29

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCRABBLE. Join us for a game!

Remembering Jerry Lewis

Friday, December 29

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

TV historian Bob Waldman pays tribute to the beloved comedian, who died this year aged 91, with a discussion and a collection of hilarious clips.

Holiday hours

Sunday, December 31

All Day

The Library is closed.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, January 9

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, February 13

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, March 13

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, April 10

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, May 8

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, June 12

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, July 10

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, August 14

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, September 11

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, October 9

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, November 13

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

HYPERTENSION SCREENING

Tuesday, December 11

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free blood pressure screening conducted by St. Francis Hospital. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.